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In today’s day and age, social media is everywhere. We go to the store and we see QR codes to add our favorite brands on Snapchat. We apply for jobs, but first update our LinkedIn profiles. We repost cooking videos on Facebook to share with our friends, and we post the recipes that we end up making on Instagram. Being constantly plugged in has many benefits; we are more connected and aware because of our social media use. On the other hand, social networks can get us into sticky situations. People have been fired from jobs because of inappropriate pictures that have cropped up from their Facebook profile and tasteless remarks made on Twitter. We’ve compiled some tips to ensure that your social media use  Read the full article…

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Now that it’s November and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, we’re salivating at the thought of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. Since Thanksgiving is about recognizing what we are thankful for, we did a work-related roundup of some things you might be thankful for. The most obvious thing to be thankful for is an income, which we did include on this list, but you probably have several other things to appreciate this season, even if you haven’t thought of them yet. Flexibility- Flexibility in terms of our occupations has a broad meaning. Maybe you have every other Friday off or you work from home one day a week. Maybe you get more paid vacation time than the average person. Every job has  Read the full article…

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Preparation is involved in all aspects of our daily lives. If we’re hosting a dinner party, we prepare by planning a menu, buying groceries, and cooking ahead of time. If we have a test, we prepare by studying. Being prepared is also a necessary aspect of our work life; our days aren’t likely to be at maximum productivity if we haven’t done some level of planning ahead of time. Here are some preparation ideas you can incorporate into your routine: The night before Pick out your outfit: Laying out the clothes you want to wear the next day will let you know if anything needs to be ironed and will save time in the morning. Plus, you might get to sleep in for a few  Read the full article…

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It can be tough to sit at your desk during the week when the weather is finally nice enough to enjoy some time outdoors. Here’s some advice to boost your productivity during these hot months. Make the most of your free time After work: With the extra daylight this time of year, there’s plenty of time for activities after work. Planning fun things to do during the week might act as incentives to get your work done. You don’t want to miss out on going to a baseball game because you had to stay late. Just make sure to get enough sleep! Weekends: If you want to pack several activities into your Saturday and Sunday, go for it. If you want to unwind over the  Read the full article…

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Personal power in a negotiation is your knowledge of the negotiation process, your face-to-face influence skills, and your reputation as a negotiator. Your knowledge and experience allows you to see relationships among events in a negotiation. Negotiations follow certain patterns; your understanding of these patterns helps you to plan and to make effective on-line judgments and decisions. Knowing the overall process of a negotiation protects you from overreacting to specific events. Confidence in your ability to use face-to-face influence skills in managing the negotiation process helps you achieve high-quality agreements and helps maximize the value of the currencies available to you. Your skill level determines the range of tactics you can use as well as your ability to successfully implement them. Other parties expect that  Read the full article…